Heavy showers and thunderstorms in the Indianapolis area on Monday, August 20 resulted in the daily record rainfall for the Indianapolis area being set.
The daily total for August 20, 2007 was 2.22 inches at the Indianapolis International Airport. The previous record for the date was 1.63 inches, set in 1924.
Overall, yesterday was the 15th wettest day ever observed during August in Indianapolis. Records for precipitation date back to 1871 in the Indianapolis area.
For more information on precipitation totals across Central Indiana:
NWS Co-Op Observations- http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ind/precip.php
Official changes to the drought designation in Central Indiana will not be made until Thursday, August 23.